Central Park Block
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil BOM – October

Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill (Whole Circle Studio) is the designer of the October Aurifil block, Central Park, and I spent quite a bit of time debating if I could add another green block to my collection. Since the block is inspired by Central Park in New York City, I decided it clearly had to be green. I took the block out to the park...

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Big Apple Quilt Block
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2018 Aurifil BOM – September

Sharon Holland is the designer of the September Aurifil block, Big Apple, and I was excited that I had not yet used red in my rainbow color order progression! I modified the pattern very slightly to keep the background white to black stripes continuous. Instead of using a 2 1/2" square for the bottom outer edges of the background behind the...

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Rooftops of Amsterdam
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2018 Aurifil BOM – August

Rebecca Bryan from Bryan House Quilts is the designer of the August Aurifil block, Rooftops of Amsterdam, and I loved Rebecca's suggestion to use the pop of color in the block for some fussy cutting. I don't tend to have a lot of novelty prints in my stash, so I pondered what to use there for a while. And then...

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Aurifil BOM Blocks Through July
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2018 Aurifil BOM – July

Sherri from A Quilting Life is the designer of the July Aurifil block, the Beach Houses block, and while I think her teal colors for the block are perfect for the beach, I already had a teal block in my grouping which is turning into a rainbow. As I was pondering what color to use for the block last week,...

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Wayward Transparency Quilting for a Friend
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Life

A little of this and that…

When my oldest niece was about 3 years old, she and I were playing together and one of the phrases she used a lot at the time was, "This is this and that is that." As I was trying to come up with a name for this post, that memory popped to mind and I thought that a little...

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2018 Aurifil BOM Blocks Through June
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2018 Aurifil BOM – June

Kerry from Kid Giddy is the designer of the June Aurifil block, the Tonga Block, and I could not wait to sew this one together! Kerry's block is inspired by Tonga and depicts a sea turtle. As you probably saw earlier this year through my Deep Dive mini quilt, my husband and I really love sea turtles. I waited...

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2018 Aurifil BOM Blocks Through May
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2018 Aurifil BOM – May

Minki Kim is the designer of the May Aurifil block, the Santa Barbara Tile Block, and I have to admit I was a bit stumped when I first saw the block. So far I had used black, white, and the suggested color by the designer. But Minki's suggestion of yellow would make the second yellow block for the year......

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Libson Tile
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2018 Aurifil BOM – March

Jo Avery from My Bear Paw designed the March block of the month for the 2018 Aurifil Designers based on an interpretation of a few different tiles she saw on a recent trip to Lisbon. Visit the Auribuzz blog for all the details on the Libson Tile Block. So far I have been sticking with the suggested color placement and colors...

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Birch Ball Block
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2018 Aurifil BOM – February

Scott Hansen from Blue Nickel Studios designed the February block of the month for the 2018 Aurifil Designers based on the woods and travel he has been on recently with his wife. Visit the Auribuzz blog for all the details on the Birch Ball block. I selected and prepped my fabric for the block just before packing to go to QuiltCon...

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November Meadow Mystery Quilt Blocks
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November Meadow Mystery & WIPs Update

One thing I forgot to mention about my time at Quilt Festival: I bought a new sewing machine. My new Juki TL-2200QVP Mini arrived on Saturday, and after getting it set up, I took my time and sewed together my Meadow Mystery quilt blocks for November as the first real block sewing on my new machine! The flying geese and...

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Chakra Mini Quilt WIP

I made pretty good progress on quilting the Chakra Mini Quilt over the weekend, and I thought I'd share a bit more about the "in progress" portion of quilting these detailed chakra / medallions. I am using my domestic machine, Olive (a Bernina 820), and I have 12wt Aurifil in the bobbin and 50wt on the top. I went...

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Ready, Set, Fly Baby Quilt Pieced Top
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Ready, Set, Fly WIP

On Monday I was able to start cutting and sewing with the fun airplane print inspired fabric selection for a commissioned baby quilt. I am reprising the Flight Path baby quilt pattern from earlier this summer, and this time I am calling the quilt Ready, Set, Fly. To go from fabric to a pieced 42.5-inch square quilt top has taken...

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Star Light Star Dark QAL - Small Stars
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Piecing Small Stars {Star Light Star Dark QAL}

As a quilter who likes to stay on top of my commitments and "to-do" list, it feels like a long time, but Jess @Quilty Habit released the instructions for piecing the small stars in the Star Light Star Dark QAL last Monday, August 8th. Thankfully the schedule has a bit of breathing room built into it, and I am...

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Beacon Quilt - Piecing Detail
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Beacon Quilt WIP

One of the driving goals behind the development of Beacon was to think about the meaning and story behind choices that are made in quilt design. Specifically, I created a very minimal design to help focus on the story of color in a quilt. However, as I have been working to piece my version of the quilt, another story is...

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Lots of Irons in the Fire {WiP Wednesday}

I am in the middle of needing to do quite a bit of secret sewing, which is really hard for me! I love getting to share my progress and what I am learning with you on my blog, and I worry that it is is not authentic to do a bunch of secret sewing with only "Ta-da!" kind of...

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Lighthouse Lens Placemat - 1 of 8
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Quilted Placemats

Lighthouse Lens Placemats {WiP}

As I mentioned in my Sunday Stash post, I am really excited about a new custom order that I received this past week. I thought I would talk through the design evolution and share the progress I have made piecing this project so far this week. The design inspiration for this project was a lighthouse lens, and the requested color palette...

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